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WE ACCELERATE EUROPEAN SPACE TECH STARTUPS.

SpaceFounders supports top-notch European space tech startups with tailored mentoring from world-class space tech and business experts, deep industry know-how and access to the best deep tech investors.

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MISSION

Accelerate the most promising European early-stage space tech startups

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LOCATIONS

Connect with two of the leading European space ecosystems: Munich and Toulouse

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MONTHS

 Experience a high-quality, high-intensity and highly customized program

WHAT'S IN IT
FOR STARTUPS

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 UNRIVALLED
NETWORK

Leverage the combined network and infrastructure of the program sponsors, UniBw, CNES, DLR,  ESA and our exclusive partners.

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EXCLUSIVE
PROGRAM

Join our ultra-selective program and accelerate your startup with expert impulse sessions, inspiring keynotes, master classes.

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TAILORED 
MENTORING

​Benefit from our mentoring of leading industry experts with in-depth know-how in the space, financial and startup industries.

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PRIVILEGED
FUNDING ACCESS

Get ready for your fundraising and access to our network of space & deep tech investors and anchor customers during our demo days.

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LEADING
SPACE LOCATIONS

Get to know the most prominent European space locations during our bootcamp and benefit from their local ecosystem.

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INDEPENDENT
ACCELERATOR

Obtain unbiased support. Our funding is public and we take no equity - we put startups development at the center of our activities.

 
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WHO ARE WE
LOOKING FOR?

We are looking for early-stage space tech entrepreneurs with the ambition to become a global company with European DNA, roots and footprint.

SPACE 
TRANSPORTATION

launchers & orbital spacecrafts

| orbital & rocket engines|

last-mile delivery systems|

etc.

SPACE EXPLORATION, 

IN-SITU / IN-ORBIT SYSTEMS

space resources exploitation & exploration | space debris removal | in-orbit maintenance, manufacturing & refueling | space-based power stations | etc. 

EARTH OBSERVATION, WEATHER & NAVIGATION

weather, observation & GNSS innovative payloads and/or systems | satellite as a service | reconfigurable payloads | etc.

SPACE DATA EXPLOITATION & INFORMATION

AI | space data processing | sensor/information fusion | etc.

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COMMUNICATION

quantum computing and communication | IoT & Internet constellations | laser communications | space antennas | etc.

SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

space tracking & surveillance services | tracking telescopes & radars | space-based surveillance | etc.

GROUND

SYSTEMS

ground equipment manufacturing | ground stations as a service | mission & design control | en-users antennas | etc.

SPACE

SYSTEMS

avionics systems | thermal control systems (TCP) | mechatronics and mechanical systems | instrumentation & advanced sensors | propulsion systems | etc.

SPACE 

DEFENCE

anti-jamming / spoofing communications | anti-satellite missiles | space laser energy | etc.

WHAT OTHERS SAY
ABOUT US

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"SpaceFounders was a great program which helped us to enlarge our network in space industry, connect with peers and work on our current challenges. I would definitely recommend not to miss the chance and join SpaceFounders!"

KRISTINA NIKOLAUS

Co-founder & CEO OKAPI:Orbits

Participant Batch #1 Fall 2021

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ABOUT US

From Europe for Europe! CNES, ASI and founders@UniBw are joining forces to explore new spaces. 

Within a 3-month intensive program we support top-notch European space tech startups with tailored mentoring, deep industry know-how, and world-class investors to take their business to the next level.

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